Monthly Archives: June 2015

Open Hardware Movement Changing the Game for IT Vendors, Enterprises

290x195whiteboxserver1Multinational financial services giant Goldman Sachs had good reasons to get actively involved with the open hardware movement.Goldman Sachs has a massive, global IT footprint, with more than 118,000 systems holding more than 500,000 compute cores and running more than 4,000 applications, all housed in 68 data centers worldwide.The firm also has been a longtime member of the Open Compute Project (OCP), the industry consortium started by Facebook in 2011 to push the idea of open-source hardware in the data center.

Mellanox debuts Spectrum, its 25/100 gigabit open Ethernet-based switch

mellanox_logoMellanox Technologies launched its initial 100 Gigabit Ethernet, Open Ethernet-based, non-blocking switch to offer high throughput, latency, energy efficiency and scalability, to build efficient 25, 50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet data center fabrics. Spectrum, the next generation of its Open Ethernet-based switch IC, overcomes current data center challenges by providing a highly flexible and scalable solution that allows businesses to deploy the hardware-software combinations best suited to meet their distinctive needs. With Spectrum, Mellanox is deliver offer end-to-end 10/25/40/50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

Accton Technology Contributes Open Switch Software to ONF’s Open Source SDN Distribution

downloadAccton Technology Corporation, the leading developer and manufacturer of open network switches, today announced that it has contributed switch software to Atrium, the Open Network Foundation’s (ONF) open source SDN distribution for OpenFlow™-based SDN deployments. Accton also announced that it will make available open switch software distributions with additional features to enable customers, data center operators, software providers and the open source community to develop software applications to automate and control networks deploying Accton’s Edge-Core open network switches.

Facebook to build Open Compute datacentre in Ireland

facebook-iowa-data-center-660x376Facebook this week revealed plans to build an Open Compute datacentre in a bid to support its growth ambitions in Europe. The proposed location of the new datacentre in County Meath will enable the company to make use of local renewable energy sources and talent, and would be the social media giant’s second in Europe. The first, in Lulea, Sweden, uses 100 per cent hydroelectricity to power its servers.